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NEW YORK, NY (June 12, 2016) – In a press statement today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned the attacks in Orlando today as barbaric and abhorrent.
ICNA joins our fellow Americans in condemning this act of violence and offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims for their great loss at this tragic event.
We strongly denounce any act of killing regardless of motives or faith of the killer.
This is month of Ramadan, we will be making special prayers for the victims and the families, May God give the families strength to bare this loss (Ameen).
Islamic Centers across the state are arranging blood drives for the victims of this atrocious attack.
Naeem Baig, President of ICNA, said, “As Muslims and people of faith we must remember that God has directed us to defend all people equally against bigotry, hate, violence and abuse.”
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.